RCMP in the Northwest Territories say a suspect in the stabbing of three people in Fort Good Hope was arrested “without incident” Thursday evening.
One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in the attack on Tuesday night. He is in hospital in stable condition.
Supt. Jeffrey Christie said 24-year-old Thaddeus McNeely surrendered to police and was arrested at a residence in the community at 5:45 p.m.
“At this time there is no ongoing threat, the RCMP do not feel there is anyone else in the community as a safety risk,” he said.
Earlier Thursday, Mounties said McNeely was the only suspect.
Christie said while police expect to file charges, the investigation into the assault and McNeely’s whereabouts over the past 48 hours is still ongoing.
“The Northwest Territories RCMP leadership team would like to acknowledge the strong support of community leaders to keep them informed and work with them through the investigation,” he said.
“Their overwhelming performance in supporting our officers is greatly appreciated.”
Mounties were going door-to-door in the remote community of about 500 people to talk to residents and potential witnesses.
Police from Alberta and British Columbia were also involved in the investigation.
RCMP have asked residents to contact police with any information regarding their investigation.
This report was first published on September 22, 2022 by The Canadian Press. This story was produced with financial support from Meta and the Canadian Press News Fellowship.